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3 09, 2017

Latin Literature – the writers of ancient Rome

By |2019-08-04T09:19:47-07:00September 3rd, 2017|Literature, Romans|0 Comments

Latin literature: A Roman papyrus scroll from a library of Epicurean philosophy (Herculaneum, Italy) Where did Latin come from? The Roman Empire lasted for more than a thousand years, so there was plenty of time to produce a lot of writing. Latin, an Indo-European language, was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet, with some letters [...]

7 08, 2017

History of the Jesuits – Catholicism

By |2019-10-14T20:22:51-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

History of the Jesuits: Ignatius of Loyola, who started the Jesuits Ignatius of Loyola In the early 1500s AD, the Protestants were the new thing in Europe. Protestants were getting more and more popular. Who are Protestants? History of Christianity Modern European religion All our Modern Europe articles A few students at the University of Paris in 1534 [...]

6 08, 2017

European writing – books, poetry, Bibles

By |2018-04-11T18:19:12-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Reproduction of a press from Gutenberg's time The invention of the European printing press with moveable type in northern Europe in the late 1400s AD was no accident: publishers had set out to find a way to create a lot of books cheaply, because there was a new market for the books. More and more European families [...]

4 08, 2017

Roger Bacon – Medieval science

By |2018-04-24T08:21:21-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, Science|0 Comments

Roger Bacon's diagram of a human eye Roger Bacon was born in England maybe about 1210 AD. It was late in the reign of King John. (That's the one in Robin Hood.) England was just beginning to get richer from raising and selling high quality wool cloth on the Silk Road. In addition, a warmer climate - the Medieval Warm period - was making [...]

4 08, 2017

Medieval School – Europe

By |2018-04-11T09:19:36-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, People|0 Comments

Clerks in the Manessa Codex (1300 AD) In medieval Europe, even fewer kids went to school than in the Roman Empire. People were poorer, and kids had to work in the fields weeding and harvesting and taking care of pigs and chickens. Most people never learned to read or write. Richer people often home-schooled their children, especially girls and children [...]